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Record 24994

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'From the year 1812 up to the year 1815, the young banker's life revolved in a sufficiently prosaic circle; working steadily at the banking-house, partaking sparingly of amusements of a social character, and devoting the greater portion of his leisure to reading and meditating upon subjects of an instructive cast. 'Among these, political economy, history and metaphysics occupied the leading interest in his mind. To the first of these sciences he had been attracted by the writings of Mr. David Ricardo, with whom personally he afterwards became acquainted (in 1817)'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1810 and 31 Dec 1817
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:George Grote
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Nov 1794
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Banker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: 'metaphysics'
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24994  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Grote
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Personal Life of George Grote by Mrs Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1873
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 11-12
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Grote, The Personal Life of George Grote by Mrs Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends  (London, 1873), p. 11-12, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24994, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

Grote's father had compelled him to work for the family banking firm after leaving school, having decided not to pay for a university education for him.

 

 

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